How to Have Your Best Year Ever with John Strelecky

We’ve got a brand-new year ahead of us. Forget New Year’s resolutions. Instead, consider what the year ahead would look like if it was filled with everything that makes you happy, or as John Strelecky calls it, adding the most minutes of your life into your happy bank. The author of several books, including The Cafe on the Edge of the World, John shares his thoughts on how we can look ahead to 2022 with hope and optimism, but also with a solid strategy for creating more joy and fulfillment.

In this conversation we discuss:

  • How to get crazy excited about 2022;
  • Identifying your Big Five for Life;
  • Going through John’s “Museum Day” exercise;
  • Transcending uncertainty while we go after our adventures;
  • Building confidence by making small changes consistently;
  • Taking charge of the narrative of our lives.

You can listen to our conversation wherever you stream podcasts (Apple, Spotify, iHeart Radio) or listen here:



John Strelecky is the #1 bestselling inspirational author of many books including; The Cafe on the Edge of the World, The Big Five for Life, The Big Five for Life – Continued, Life Safari, and Ahas!- Moments of Inspired Thought. His works have been translated into forty-three languages and sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. Through his writings and appearances on television and radio, John’s messages have inspired millions of people to live life on their terms. He has been honored alongside Oprah Winfrey, Tony Robbins, and Deepak Chopra as one of the one hundred most inspirational thought leaders in the field of leadership and personal development. When he isn’t writing or speaking, John spends extensive time backpacking around the world. He has taken extended trips to Africa, the Amazon Basin, Yucatan Peninsula, South America, SE Asia, Europe and China. To learn more about John, visit johnstrelecky.com.



Kristen Manieri is certified as both a habits coach and a mindfulness teacher. Her book, Better Daily Mindfulness Habits: Simple Changes with Lifelong Impact, was released summer 2021. She specializes in: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 100 authors and thought leaders about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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